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Bad ram? Reseat the cpu, probably needs new TIM.
Exactly... Try a single DIMM by itself, and re-seat cpu and hsf, AND, take the time to clean the mobo and all connectors the best you can, just because. And to the guy who said throw a XP 3800+ in there, LOL! The highest they went was 3000+ spec, wasn't it? Well, for STOCK chips anyway... There IS a guy on ebay that sells 2800+ Barton as 3800+ OCabel spec, guaranteed to run 2.7Ghz at like 1.9vcore or w/e... pshht...

I revived a good ole SKt A mobo for my girls rig, needed 5 new capacitors and it was good to go. Shes got 2GB of Mushkin Redline DDR500 at 333, so the timings are like 2-1-1-1, lol... Not really, but just making fun... More like 2-2-3-5
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5 years without a CMOS battery?!

I'm willing to bet that you need a BIOS chip, my friend.
    
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i had nearly the same computer! same board, same series cpu, same 9800pro, 2gb of ram

i also just got ahold of my friend's socket A computer i rebuilt for him.. it has a PC Chips board that was running till i gave him another computer, which was also a socket A, and is STILL running for his family

that pc chips board is sitting in my room.....
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Inspect the board for leaky capacitors, discolorations of trough-hole and surface mount devices, open traces and cracked solder joints. If failing capacitors can be visually identified, replace the whole set of identical ones. Or, remove the biggest capacitors and check them with an LCR meter.
If no bad components can be identified, try everything else first for trouble shooting, then lastly re-flow solder the motherboard in an oven.
The cpu would not overheat because there is no thermal paste within the post.
The video card malfunction would more likely manifest itself as video glitches/lines/distortion or system lockup after OS loaded when 3D or any other normal load is applied.
A bad cpu would not boot up the system.
If a the motherboard shorted to the case there would be smoke and psu would trigger in short circuit protection and turn off. Highly unlikely if you are using stand-offs.
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Woof! Lot of stuff.


Ok, I think I've found the culprit: board was probably shorting on the case. The motherboard was only installed with six of the nine mobo screws, and there appear to be no standoffs installed. My guess is someone scavenged it for screws for another build at some point, then put it back together with the left-overs.

Also, the data cable for the floppy drive (which I only just discovered) seems to be shredded... odd.


Anyway, going to try a bench test now with all RAM installed. If that doesn't work I'll try it with each DIMM independently... Then move on to reapplying TIM.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

The motherboard was only installed with six of the nine mobo screws, and there appear to be no standoffs installed. My guess is someone scavenged it for screws for another build at some point, then put it back together with the left-overs.

Also, the data cable for the floppy drive (which I only just discovered) seems to be shredded... odd.
Thats horrible! why i ought-ta....
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Also if you get it working get a new video card 29.99 2600 pro http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0929&CatId=935
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BOOM! POST!

The CPU is an Athlon XP 1150MHz, and it's registering 786MB of memory.
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i dont think they came that low.. my XP 2800+ ran at 2.16ghz


might want to look up the stock speeds and multipliers for the XP chips
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Hm... It says the CMOS checksum failed.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 1/13/10 at 9:20pm
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